Vanessa Gathers is the first woman to have her conviction disavowed as Brooklyn prosecutors revisit about 100 cases in one of the most ambitious reviews of its kind in the country.
The details identifying which prisoners will transferred are unclear, but the plan includes extensive relocation and construction costs.
Defenders of the 2013 statute say it prevents voter fraud while Democrats claim it weakens their party's base.
The arrest of an Uber driver in Saturday's shooting spree – and reports that a passenger had previously attempted to alert the company to his erratic behavior – has raised renewed concerns about the company's vetting process.
A judge has ordered the case of Ethan Couch, dubbed the 'affluenza' teen, to be moved to adult court, where he will hear charges of violating his probation. Ironically, the move could see him spending less time behind bars.
A lawsuit brought against the state of Kansas by the American Civil Liberties Union asserts that identification requirements for Kansans registering to vote go beyond what the law allows.
Ethan Couch, the teenager whose defense claimed his wealthy parents didn't teach him right from wrong, now faces a hearing on whether or not he'll be transferred to the adult system.
Christopher Marquez, a former US Marine, says the assault last Friday night at a McDonald's in Washington, D.C., came after a group of young men asked him whether 'black lives matter.'